List of qualifications exempt from assessment updated

The “List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment” is a list which compares overseas qualifications to comparable New Zealand qualifications. If your qualification appears on this list, you do not need to pay for an International Qualifications Assessment (IQA) through the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) for your resident visa application, which can be both time […]

Final EOI selection for the current Skilled Migrant Category

The final selection of Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the current Skilled Migrant Category will be taking place on 16th August 2023. EOIs can be submitted up until 23.59 on 15th August 2023 (New Zealand Time). Applicants will be invited to apply for residence under the current Skilled Migrant Category settings if their EOI is […]

Major changes to the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) Resident Visa

Immigration New Zealand have announced that they will be replacing the current Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) Resident Visa with a streamlined points system on 9 October 2023.  Under the new settings, you must be able to claim 6 points to be eligible. If you wish to apply under the current SMC policy (and meet the current […]

Which visa categories are currently being processed?

Since moving into Level 2 Lock Down, Immigration New Zealand have been able to start to process more visa categories again. Currently 97% of onshore Immigration Officers are able to work, however all offshore offices remain closed. As a result, INZ have been able to resume the processing of residence class visa applications from Thursday […]

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